The Indian Movies and their Freedom of Speech and Expression

  • Kavyashree Ravikumar
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  • Kavyashree Ravikumar

    Student at Sastra University, Thanjavur, India

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There is no other entertainment platform than movies nowadays. The movies are the best leisure for people. People connect with society through movies. They are always used as a major conversation platform for directors to show their ideology to the people. Movies convey a lot of information through different genres like action, comedy, love, political, biographical, movies based on real-life instances, and so on. Each genre of movie depicts different storylines. Most movies are welcomed by people, but some movies are also controversial. Controversies can make a movie depicted in the wrong way to the people, which interferes with the freedom of speech in movies. When movies are viewed from the wrong point of view, the actual story line of the movies is also conveyed incorrectly. "A film is a petrified fountain of thought". Thoughts should be conveyed how they are thought, and when they are interrupted, the thoughts are disrupted and the movie cannot completely exhibit the story line. The movies are viewed in different ways in different countries. Most countries have certain rules regarding movies. In India, movies have restrictions regarding how they are filmed, what kind of story line is used, what words are spoken, and what story they resemble. They should not be used for defamation. The movies are taken in different ways to express their ideas, and they can depict the truth or untruth in a story, which could make the story realistic. Hence, there should be a balance between freedom of speech and censorship in movies.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 2325 - 2330


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